Saturday, February 17, 2007

Increasing in the Knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10)

Our knowledge of God should always be growing. Since we are finite and God is infinite there is never ending room for our knowledge of Him to become greater. This knowledge is not just a list of facts but is a full, intimate, and practical knowing that affects the way we think, feel, and live. The knowledge of God is revealed through scripture (2 Timothy 3:16), the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-12) and creation (Romans 1:19-20).

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. (1 Corinthians: 2:9-12)
What may be known of God is manifest in [us], for God has shown it to [us]. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead... (Romans 1:19-20)

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